The Walking Wounded

Many of us are Walking Wounded. We spend many days coming to terms with those wounds and seek ways to heal them. How do we identify these wounds? It could be something from the past, a feeling or a sense of not belonging, a yearning for more out of life….and sometimes simply overcoming some form of emotional distress. These wounds exist. The following is a list of some of the things that have helped heal my wounds:

1) Be honest with yourself, and identify the problems. This is the point where the tears start to flow. It’s very hard to look at what’s wrong…but if we don’t, the wounds just get larger.

2) Take some time to relax and think. This is where we begin to look for solutions. It’s vital that we don’t beat ourselves up, and allow our minds to clear and see where we should go, and what steps should be taken on the road to healing.

3) If needed, seek out advice. It could be a friend, a book, or a family member, etc. Try to find somebody who won’t be judgmental, someone who can see the whole picture.

4) Plot the course. Like a map, set a course of where you see yourself over the next 5 years. Set realistic goals, where each step resembles a ladder.

5) Establish a support system. Surround yourself with people, places, and things that can reaffirm your dreams.

6) Celebrate each success. This is vital, to bring a dream to fruition.

7) Believe in a Higher Power. For me, prayer has gotten me through many a rough time. There is a God… of the biggest fallacies out there is that God doesn’t exist. What’s sad is that in many cases where God is not let in, the ego has a field day. At that point, mankind starts to believe he is the center of the Universe. All one has to do is look up at the stars at night, to understand that Somebody put this all together.

On a personal level, I have found that Life is a partnership between me and God. God is there to provide the tools when needed to accomplish positive work, but it is up to me to accomplish the mission. It is far wiser to show a person how to fish, then it is to provide the fish for them.

May your catch be bountiful,

love, Jennifer Avalon
© 2000 Jennifer Avalon

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